JEBO R338 seahorse/pipefish Tank

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  1. Nanos'R'us

    Nanos'R'us JsPLAYn

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    hi everyone:)

    so im pretty stoked that my TL550 is right were i want it to be :thumbup: and now i can relax and what it grow out and develope to an even better tank with all due maintanace tho,so i have decided that i now have some time to setup my other tank JEBO R338 which is currently a FW feature:whistling:

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    my idea is to convert it to a very low flow tank,good filtration with a DSB in tank and some macro algae and standard lights(which is 2x10k flourescents),seed it from a fellow reefers mature dsb and add some pods

    leave the tank to mature for bout 2-3months with sufficient time for macro algae to grow and seed tank and also for the pod population to flourish

    after i am satisified with conditions i will introduce a pair of pipe fish and pair of ponies

    ofcourse today is my 1st day of research so hopefully within the few months of tank running,i can prep tank correctly,setup feeding stations etc and use the time to research as much as i need,so all info is welcome and opinions too.but 1st i would like to know is,what i have prepped,is it sufficient etc

    waiting to hear from you guys:biggrin:
     
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  3. Ralphie

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    The Jebo will work well for pipe fish and ponies!

    Sold a few of these to customers with great success!

    Remember that you have no skimmer, so don't over feed too much!

    Good luck!
     
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    Nanos'R'us Thread Starter JsPLAYn

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    will be doing weekly 10% water changes and want to feed as much livefood than frozen and if need be, i can add a mini hang on back skimmer i have lying arnd
     
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    Add a hob refugium
     
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    Nanos'R'us Thread Starter JsPLAYn

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    wont the whole tank serve as a fuge? having a 5cm dsb and macro algae
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    it normally refferres to a space not inhabiting any form of "predator" so to speak
    so ideally should be a seperate section of the sump etc or in this case hung on..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugium
     
  8. Kunhardt

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    No...u dont understand the meaning of a refugium! A refugium is an area where critters are safe from preditation to grow in numbers...if there are things like seahorses and pipe fish in the tank they are going to eat them!

    The seahorses will need feeding of live foods like baby mollies or something similar...you could get them onto frozen foods, but continual feeding of live foods is better for long term success if you can.
     
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    Nanos'R'us Thread Starter JsPLAYn

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    :lol: i know what a fuge is, i just meant the tank itself is based on a fuge design with fuge components as to be suitable for the pipefish/ponies

    but after careful thinking i gathered @mandarinman may have meant it would be usefull for pops to culture before entering tank and bein eaten all in one go,they will have a safe haven to multiply

    thanks,i will consider that idea:thumbup:
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    DSB needs to be aleast 15cm deep.
     
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    Nanos'R'us Thread Starter JsPLAYn

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    posted same time :lol:..... so does my understanding = what u just posted:whistling:
     
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    Nanos'R'us Thread Starter JsPLAYn

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    i know but this is an in tank DSb and taking tanks size into concideration etc???
     
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    Ummm...I'm still not sure. :whistling:

    I will find u a link to an article I wrote...
     
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    Nanos'R'us Thread Starter JsPLAYn

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    my main concern is, ive seen a whole lotta guys startup threads like this then they dont follow thru? any particular reasons? is success rate poor perhaps,will it be better nt to do it etc???
     
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    then its just a sandbed, you could be better off going bare bottom, more space for ponies to swim and easier to clean given the amount you need to feed them
     
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    oh...it doesnt work :(

    Was a good article though. :p
     
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    sheeeeesh cuzzie!!! when you get bitten it's bad huh? :tt2:
     
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    Nanos'R'us Thread Starter JsPLAYn

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    lol @Kunhardt ive been reefing for as long as you are,i knw what a fuge is.... im just trying to figure out the need for seperate fuge compartment and i think i figured it out above;)
     
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    seahorses need a lot of TLC...they not the easiest sell sustaining fish from what I gather...its what has always put me off setting up a tank for them myself.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Seahorses and notorius for being difficult to keep. First off you need to get them eating food. once they are eating you will need to feed 2 or more times a day.
    Also they require heavy feeding, low flow and excelent water parameters, and these don't go hand in hand.
    and using a small tank will only make things more difficult
     
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